Vulnerabilities > CVE-2008-4308 - Information Exposure vulnerability in Apache Tomcat

047910
CVSS 2.6 - LOW
Attack vector
NETWORK
Attack complexity
HIGH
Privileges required
NONE
Confidentiality impact
PARTIAL
Integrity impact
NONE
Availability impact
NONE
network
high complexity
apache
CWE-200
nessus

Summary

The doRead method in Apache Tomcat 4.1.32 through 4.1.34 and 5.5.10 through 5.5.20 does not return a -1 to indicate when a certain error condition has occurred, which can cause Tomcat to send POST content from one request to a different request.

Common Weakness Enumeration (CWE)

Common Attack Pattern Enumeration and Classification (CAPEC)

  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.

Nessus

NASL familyWeb Servers
NASL idTOMCAT_5_5_21.NASL
descriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache Tomcat 5.x listening on the remote host is prior to 5.5.21. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities : - The remote Apache Tomcat install is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting attack. The client supplied Accept-Language headers are not validated which allows an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to inject arbitrary HTML and script code into the user
last seen2020-03-18
modified2010-06-11
plugin id46868
published2010-06-11
reporterThis script is Copyright (C) 2010-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.
sourcehttps://www.tenable.com/plugins/nessus/46868
titleApache Tomcat 5.x < 5.5.21 Multiple Vulnerabilities
code
#
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(46868);
  script_version("1.22");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_modification_date", value:"2020/03/11");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2007-1358", "CVE-2008-0128", "CVE-2008-4308");
  script_bugtraq_id(24524, 27365, 33913);
  script_xref(name:"Secunia", value:"28552");
  script_xref(name:"Secunia", value:"34057");

  script_name(english:"Apache Tomcat 5.x < 5.5.21 Multiple Vulnerabilities");
  script_summary(english:"Checks the Apache Tomcat version.");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"synopsis", value:"The remote web server is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"description", value:
"According to its self-reported version number, the instance of Apache
Tomcat 5.x listening on the remote host is prior to 5.5.21. It is,
therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

  - The remote Apache Tomcat install is vulnerable to a
    cross-site scripting attack. The client supplied
    Accept-Language headers are not validated which allows
    an attacker to use a specially crafted URL to inject
    arbitrary HTML and script code into the user's browser.
    (CVE-2007-1358)

  - If the remote Apache Tomcat install is configured to use
    the SingleSignOn Valve, the JSESSIONIDSSO cookie does
    not have the 'secure' attribute set if authentication
    takes place over HTTPS. This allows the JSESSIONIDSSO
    cookie to be sent to the same server when HTTP content
    is requested. (CVE-2008-0128)

  - The remote Apache Tomcat install is affected by an
    information disclosure vulnerability. The doRead method
    fails to return the proper error code for certain error
    conditions, which can cause POST content to be sent to
    different, and improper, requests. (CVE-2008-4308)

Note that Nessus has not tested for these issues but has instead
relied only on the application's self-reported version number.");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"https://bz.apache.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=41217");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"see_also", value:"http://tomcat.apache.org/security-5.html#Fixed_in_Apache_Tomcat_5.5.21");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Upgrade to Apache Tomcat version 5.5.21 or later.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_cvss3_base_vector("CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N");
  script_set_cvss3_temporal_vector("CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cvss_score_source", value:"CVE-2007-1358");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");
  script_cwe_id(16, 79, 200);

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"vuln_publication_date", value:"2007/02/05");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2007/02/06");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2010/06/11");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"combined");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/a:apache:tomcat");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"agent", value:"all");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_family(english:"Web Servers");

  script_copyright(english:"This script is Copyright (C) 2010-2020 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");

  script_dependencies("tomcat_error_version.nasl", "tomcat_win_installed.nbin", "apache_tomcat_nix_installed.nbin");
  script_require_keys("installed_sw/Apache Tomcat");

  exit(0);
}

include("tomcat_version.inc");

tomcat_check_version(fixed:"5.5.21", min:"5.0.0", severity:SECURITY_WARNING, xss:TRUE, granularity_regex:"^5(\.5)?$");

Seebug

bulletinFamilyexploit
descriptionBUGTRAQ ID: 33913 CVE ID:CVE-2008-4308 CNCVE ID:CNCVE-20084308 Apache Tomcat是一个流行的开放源码的JSP应用服务器程序。 Apache Tomcat POST数据处理存在问题,远程攻击者可以利用漏洞获得敏感信息。 处理POST数据存在错误,可导致攻击者获得之前请求的POST内容信息,包括其他用户请求数据中的密码,会话ID和用户ID。 Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Studio Standard-J Edition 9.0 Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Studio Enterprise Edition 9.0 Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Application Server Standard-J Edition 9.0 A Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Application Server Standard-J Edition 9.0 Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Application Server Enterprise Edition 9.0 A Fujitsu INTERSTAGE Application Server Enterprise Edition 9.0 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.20 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.19 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.18 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.17 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.16 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.15 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.14 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.13 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.12 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.11 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 5.5.10 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1.34 Apache Software Foundation Tomcat 4.1.32 可联系供应商获得最新补丁程序: <a href=http://tomcat.apache.org/ target=_blank rel=external nofollow>http://tomcat.apache.org/</a>
idSSV:4848
last seen2017-11-19
modified2009-02-27
published2009-02-27
reporterRoot
titleApache Tomcat POST数据信息泄漏漏洞